A Mint Midcentury in New York Asks $2.2M

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By Melissa Dalton
Designed by SOM architect Arthur Witthoefft and lauded in the pages of Dwell, the restored abode is a piece of history.

This 1957 home on 2.87 acres in Armonk, New York, was the personal residence of Arthur Witthoefft, an architect for renowned firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Witthoefft won an AIA First Honor Award in 1962 for his design, and the home was listed on the Register of Historic Places in 2011 after a meticulous restoration profiled in Dwell

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11 Tallwoods Road in Armonk, NY

11 Tallwoods Road in Armonk, NY

Writer Marc Kristal described the house as "a lapidary example of Miesian simplicity: a 25-by-95-foot rectangle, composed of a black exposed-steel frame, front and northern elevations clad largely in white glazed brick, and southern and western exposures enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass sliders."

Writer Marc Kristal described the house as "a lapidary example of Miesian simplicity: a 25-by-95-foot rectangle, composed of a black exposed-steel frame, front and northern elevations clad largely in white glazed brick, and southern and western exposures enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass sliders."

After Witthoefft sold the home, it was abandoned for years, accumulating severe damage in the process. When new homeowners sought to rescue the house in 2007 from the wrecking ball, Witthoefft reassured them that the damage was not irrevocable. "It was built on solid rock, and the welded steel frame wasn’t going anywhere," he said.

After Witthoefft sold the home, it was abandoned for years, accumulating severe damage in the process. When new homeowners sought to rescue the house in 2007 from the wrecking ball, Witthoefft reassured them that the damage was not irrevocable. "It was built on solid rock, and the welded steel frame wasn’t going anywhere," he said.

The 2,642-square-foot home hosts four bedrooms and two baths, and the renovation reveled in every detail—from the plaster-covered ceiling and fiberglass skylights to light switches and socket plates.

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In the main living areas, the concrete slab floor was scored and given a coat of white resin.

In the main living areas, the concrete slab floor was scored and given a coat of white resin.

The four-sided fireplace composed of travertine and steel is a focal point for the living and dining areas.

The four-sided fireplace composed of travertine and steel is a focal point for the living and dining areas.

A view to the exterior seating area and trees.

A view to the exterior seating area and trees.

The kitchen was appropriately modernized with white lacquer and stainless steel.

The kitchen was appropriately modernized with white lacquer and stainless steel.

Generous sight-lines and copious glazing allow for unimpeded views of the surrounding property.

Generous sight-lines and copious glazing allow for unimpeded views of the surrounding property.

An updated bathroom.

An updated bathroom.

In the master bathroom, a large pivot door creates gracious indoor/outdoor flow.

In the master bathroom, a large pivot door creates gracious indoor/outdoor flow.

A study/media room lies adjacent to the kitchen.

A study/media room lies adjacent to the kitchen.

11 Tallwoods Road, Armonk, NY, is now being listed by Houlihan Lawrence for $2,195,000.

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